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Gran Canaria Beaches


I’m going to try and stay unbiased and tell you lots of nice things about Meloneras beach but as long as those pebbles are still there and the beachfront restaurants charge as much as they do it won’t be easy; there’s a reason they took away the blue flag.



If you’re staying in Maspalomas or even Playa del Ingles and looking for a quieter beach you can either walk along the main beaches of each, pass the busy parts at the beginning to the more deserted areas after those or easier still, head on down to Meloneras beach.

If you get the bus to Faro de Maspalomas it’s then a 15 minute stroll along the promenade. It’s a golden-sand beach though of recent years it’s suffered from the tides bringing with it pebbles onto the beach so that the shoreline is covered with them. In 2012 they were removed but have slowly started to re-appear again. If you like a quick swim every 20-30 minutes or so (which is ideally what you should be doing in the middle of the day/summer here) then this isn’t an ideal beach.

Again you’ll find all the facilities here associated with a blue flag beach though due to the current conditions the blue flag was withdrawn though the facilities remain the same. There’s also a commercial center right next to the beach which is far from thriving though the sea-front restaurants do OK.  If you want a full day on the beach with a nice lunch without having to go very far then Meloneras is ideal.


The hotels around this area are all 4 and 5 star so holiday makers tend to stay with their luxury pools when staying in this area. This beach is maybe more popular with the locals though that was never the intention. As the area develops further (and it will) perhaps the beach will improve but for the moment…


Recap :-

  • Lifeguard on Duty
  • Subeds
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Public Transport
  • Drinks & Snacks available